With UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz on the shelf for several more months, interim champ Renan Barao will next defend his belt against Michael McDonald in early 2013.
Renan Barao can work wonders with the smallest windows of opportunity.
Renan “Barao” Pegado will defend his UFC interim bantamweight title against rising star Michael McDonald in 2013.
Despite an initial plan to wait for UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz to return from a torn ACL, interim titleholder Renan Barão is now most likely to defend his belt.
MONTREAL - And then there was one.
Prior to Saturday night's UFC 154 event in Montreal, the UFC roster
boasted two interim title holders. But after Georges
St-Pierre downed Carlos Condi...
Renan Barao and Michael McDonald will soon stroll into the history books together as participants in the first Ultimate Fighting Championship title bout on Fuel TV.
With a UFC-first spinning back kick to Eddie Wineland's face, Barao showed he's the boss in the bantamweight division.
The UFC's interim bantamweight title fight planned for June is back on again. Interim champ Renan Barao will defend the title against Eddie Wineland in September as the co-main event of UFC ...
Renan Barao will defend his interim bantamweight title against Eddie Wineland in the main event of UFC 161.
Renan Barão on Saturday at UFC on Fuel TV 7 proved that he is a worthy interim champion, but he wants the UFC bantamweight belt wrapped around Dominick Cruz's waist.